Configuration Manager
Stevenage, GB
5d ago


MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow

Role Title and Location : Configuration Manager - Stevenage

MBDA Level : L4

Reports to : Configuration Management Group Lead

Part Time working considered

The Opportunity

Configuration Management is pivotal to MBDA’s success in developing and delivering engineered products to customers with the required levels of control and governance.

You will support initiatives across the business, build excellent relationships with your Project customers and drive programmes in their application of configuration management principles.

The Configuration Manager role is perfect for those who have extensive Configuration Management (CM) experience within an engineering discipline, love to build professional relationships and have a passion for guiding and influencing others.

What are we looking for?

  • Ideally educated to HNC level or above in a technical discipline with significant proven experience in a Configuration Management (CM) role.
  • Advanced people / networking skills, embracing national and international team working.
  • Excellent communication skills with consideration and acceptance of cultural differences within an international organisation.
  • Proven record of success in influencing successful CM decisions across a range of business stakeholders.
  • Experience of managing CM in an engineering environment and able to demonstrate a working knowledge of CM principles and processes, in particular with respect to defence national and international standards.
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic resource and work package management experience.
  • A willing, helpful attitude and a calm professional manner. Able to set priorities and actively lead activities to meet internal and external customer deliveries and expectations.
  • What’s in it for you?

  • Technical challenge of supporting the development of MBDA's approach to Configuration Management across the business.
  • Leading a Configuration team; line management, people development, workload planning etc.
  • The opportunity to bring new ideas and help evolve MBDA’s configuration management policy and processes for the future.
  • You will have the potential to work on multi-national projects with the associated international travel, working with international colleagues and experience different working cultures.
  • Great visibility across Projects and Functions providing valuable business insight.
  • What would you get?

  • Comprehensive package, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), superb learning and development opportunities and more .
  • The Role

  • Responsibility for a team of Configuration Engineers to deliver first line Configuration Management services to programme(s).
  • Provide direction and governance of business processes, on behalf of your Group Leader, ensure designated programmes are operating to the desired and documented levels of control and discipline.
  • Continuous development of your team to develop both technical and behavioural excellence, motivating team members, performance managing and providing technical guidance to deliver an effective team performance.
  • Leading the application of Configuration measures within projects, including Planning, Identification, Change Management, Status Accounting and Auditing.
  • Support to the group Leader in defining strong relationships with designated programme stakeholders (Chief Engineer, Chief Design Engineer), to successfully promote and demonstrate the value and importance of Configuration Management.
  • Take ownership of the individual work packages for designated programme(s), ensuring the required levels of funding are available to support an agreed statement of work, the monthly resource effort is managed and coordinated with project, and that the required
  • What’s great about the team?

  • You will be joining a fresh, dynamic and focussed core business function responsible for Configuration Management across all MBDA UK products and services.
  • You and your team will support a number of new and complex business products that underpin the future success of the business.
  • As a group we work closely with the tool capability team to help ensure our CM tools support our processes. On-going development of our tools along with a culture to continuously improvement our methods and processes mean that we never stand still.
  • The group are committed to delivering to a high standard; they go the extra distance in periods of high demand.
  • Team members have different roles, every role comes together to achieve a common goal.
  • They take responsibility to move things on, have an eye for the details and take time to understand and enforce the process.
  • They get to know each other beyond a professional level, making effort through team building and social events.
  • Please Note : MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role.

    Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process.

    Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

    MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential.

    We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

    We encourage applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. MBDA is a proud member of Working Families the UK’s work-life balance organisation.

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